Adifruit addressable led support



  • I was hoping there could be some way to assign some of the headers in the expansion headers for Adifruit addressable leds. I would be nice to be able to use these to monitor temperature or print print progress, thermal runaways, bltouch errors, etc. Just got the idea from someone posting about them on our Facebook group.



  • +1



  • Might be better to just offer triggers to another board. Which is then tasked with the LED control. Addressable LEDs can use a lot of resources.

    I would like this since I run a Pi3 with camera on it to serve the Duet Wifi, video. I am also setting it up for the LEDs, enclosure heater and filament dryer controls.



  • Well whatever would work. I would hope more of a teensy with a breakout of some sort. I hate to have two pi3's in my printer just for small stuff like that.



  • Why two Pi's? It would only be one Pi3 handling it all.

    I will be working on learning the RR_STATUS capability and look into creating a script that posts those queries and manages LED's upon results.



  • I will need one pi to run Astroprint/Octprint. and then another for the leds.



  • You could do everything on one pi - you don't need a separate one for the LED's



  • @Flyer007:

    Might be better to just offer triggers to another board. Which is then tasked with the LED control. Addressable LEDs can use a lot of resources.

    I would like this since I run a Pi3 with camera on it to serve the Duet Wifi, video. I am also setting it up for the LEDs, enclosure heater and filament dryer controls.

    i think this is the ideal solution


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